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Welcome to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place the University of Waterloo among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore our more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs.



  1. July 9, 2024Update to Tri-agency graduate scholarship increases, effective September 1, 2024

    Following up on the recent federal budget announcement, the Tri-agencies have advised that the increases in the Tri-agency scholarship amounts will take effect September 1, 2024 for current and new master’s and doctoral recipients.

    As a reminder, the updated values are as follows:

  2. July 4, 2024Three doctoral students head to Lake Shift

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, with additional support from the Faculty of Engineering, is pleased to be sending three doctoral students to Lake Opinicon for the 2024 Lake Shift writing retreat.  

  3. June 27, 2024Meet the Postdoc Engagement Liaisons
    Postdoc liaisons

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
    3 crochet baby hats

    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
    black banner with text Policy 30: employment of graduate student teaching assistants frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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